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California is now home to the world's largest solar thermal plant

The world's largest solar farm has just been activated in California

Anthony Garreffa | Feb 14, 2014 at 1:27 am CST (0 mins, 29 secs time to read)

BrightSource Energy has just confirmed where the world's largest solar thermal plant is: California. The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System has just been enabled in the state.

California is now home to the world's largest solar thermal plant | TweakTown.com

The solar array is backed up by both Google and NRG Energy, producing a total of 392MW of power from its 173,500 multi-mirror units. Generating this much energy, the massive solar farm can power 140,000 nearby homes, and represents 30% of all the solar thermal energy in the United States. The solar farm takes up a massive 5.5 square miles of space, and is unfortunately creating trouble for nearby wildlife and birds.

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